This week’s sermon title is “A View of Heaven.” Christmas is about heaven coming to earth. That’s what the angel Gabriel’s visit to Nazareth is about. If heaven doesn’t come to earth, then we’re all toast! In Revelation 4 the opposite happens: someone from earth is taken into heaven! It is the apostle John. Jesus, who has been speaking with John, suddenly bids John to come up. There are things Jesus wants John to see. It is a revealing view of heaven. Looking over John’s shoulder, as it were, we receive a view of heaven as well. A good way to begin Advent is by seeing and hearing heaven along with John.